81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 21 of 126
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It" S.B. No. 1540
1 freight, traffic received by the company or receiver for
2 transportation and delivery without the express consent of the
3 owner or consignee of the shipment.
4 t) An act of an agent, officer, or employee of a railroad
5 company or receiver under this section that is within the apparent
6 scope iof the agent's, officer's, or employee's duties or authority
7 with respect to the confiscation or conversion is considered to be
8 an act of the company or receiver.
9 i(c) This section does not apply to a conversion of freight
10 that has been damaged or intermingled with other freight in wrecks,
11 or to refused or unclaimed fre ght, that the railroad is unable to
13 (d-) In addition to all ,ther remedies or penalties that may
14 be provided by law, a railroad company or receiver that violates
15 this section is ubject to:
16 I (1) a penalty in favor of the state of not less than
17 $125 r more than $500; and
18, ! (2) an additional penalty in favor of the owner or
19 consignee of the converted shipment equal to twice the amount of the
20 purchase price of the convert d shipment. (V.A.C.S. Arts. 6366,
22 ; ec. 112.061. SUIT INV LVING RAILROAD COMPANY PROPERTY.
23 (a' f a: railroad company is sued for property occupied by the
24 company for railroad purposes or for damages to property occupied
25 by the company for railroad purposes, the court in which the suit is
26 pending may determine all matters in dispute between the parties,
27 inc idng the condemnation of the property, on petition or cross
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/21/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.